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 Reuben John Smith

Reuben John Smith

Birth
New York, USA
Death 24 Jan 1899 (aged 69–70)
Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 106011148 · View Source
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Buried with an easy chair and his favorite checkerboard

Reuben Smith liked his comfort. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he had selected a new recliner chair of upholstered russet leather and was interred in a sitting position, with a checkerboard on his lap.

A practical man, Smith also ordered that he be dressed in a hat and warm coat, and that a 2nd key to the tomb be placed in his coat pocket. The other key was to lock the entrance and to be destroyed.


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  • Created by: R.C.
  • Added: 1 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106011148
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reuben John Smith (1829–24 Jan 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106011148, citing Mount Prospect Cemetery, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by R.C. (contributor 47303570) .